gingivae gingivae

Definition(s):

  • (n) the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth

News

  1. Dental research: Gingival stem cells can be used in tissue regeneration

    Gingivae represent a unique soft tissue that serves as a biological barrier to cover the oral cavity side of the maxilla and mandible. Recently, the gingivae were identified as containing mesenchymal stem cells (GMSCs). However, it is unknown whether the GMSCs are derived from cranial neural crest cells (CNCC) or the mesoderm.
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. New research suggests that gingival stem cells can be used in tissue regeneration

    Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research published a paper titled "Gingivae Contain Neural-crest- and Mesoderm-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells."
    on July 19, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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